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SPEAK!

While watching a movie one night, the generator went off. It was at an interesting point in the movie so I pleaded with hubby to put it back on quickly. But that was not to be, as the fuse had gotten burnt (or something of the sort). Therefore, he was going to have to spend time fixing it. My children came downstairs and my son decided that he would lead us in praise and worship while we wait. So he started off and we sang and praised God. After about 10 minutes or thereabouts, he said it was time for worship. So, he led a worship song (He’s got the whole world in His hands LOL), after which he said “let us pray”. He led us in prayers and specifically prayed that the generator will be repaired and as soon as he was done and we said amen, the generator came on! Of course, we all cheered and hi-fived “Pastor D-boy” but the entire episode taught me an important lesson….

Faith speaks.

Totally unrelated to the story above you may say, but that singular action by my son in having so much faith in his prayers corroborated what God has been teaching me lately.

Recently I’ve had to revisit faith fundamentals. When you believe something in your heart, it flows out of your mouth. You invariably begin to speak about what you believe. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Believing without speaking is just hope. Hope is good because it gives you a picture of what you want and would like to see, but faith is what actually delivers that picture and translates it into reality. Anyone can have hope, that’s true. Many walk about hoping that tomorrow would be better. And as long as they keep hope alive (that’s a picture of a brighter tomorrow), hope may translate to that tomorrow they desire. But what separates us as believers from non-believers? It’s faith!

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) – Now faith is the substance of things HOPED for, the evidence of things not seen

Amplified version (AMP) – Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things HOPED for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].

Did you see HOPE in that scripture above? Faith gives wings to your hope. And for faith to work, you have to speak! Speak based on the word of God. Speak what you believe of that word, and keep speaking to make that hope a reality. This doesn’t take the place of works, but you have to realise that works can fail but faith doesn’t fail.

2 Corinthians 4:13 (NKJV)
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.

Open your mouth and confess what you want to see regarding that situation. But make sure your confession is based on God’s word and make sure you’re constantly speaking that word.

Remember, a closed mouth is a closed destiny.

Speak!

God’s blessings!
©Debywrites 2017

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iTestify!!! – 3

WITH GOD? NO SHAME!

I had no idea how it was going to be…

I was about to write my final exams in the university.

But….

I was broke. I couldn’t even go home to ask for money, because at that point, finances were so rough that I was supporting my siblings for a while with the little I was earning on the side; but I had to quit my Research Assistant part-time job to prepare for exams, and my savings had finally fizzled out.

I didn’t want to disclose my plight to anyone. I was stuck!

I had only God to look up to…

I returned to my hostel room after class one afternoon to find an envelope with my name on it slipped under my door. On opening, I saw money in it…such that I had enough not only to see me through the exam period, but also to spare so I could help out at home! I was in awe!!!
I still don’t know who my benefactor is till date, but iTestify, that God still sends His angels to minister to heirs of salvation.

Was that all? God didn’t stop amazing me!

Talk about “daily manna” and being led one step at a time…

Exams were finally over, and I passed, with obvious divine help all the way….(another narrative entirely)

So having passed my exams, there remained the issue of paying my graduation fees, without which I couldn’t move forward. It was a rather hefty sum (from where I was standing) and the thought of asking anyone around me for such an amount of money didn’t even cross my mind. I figured I was stuck…yet again. And I had just the only option I always had…Look up to God.

I prayed and waited. I waited and prayed….although with very little faith. Yes, I who had enjoyed angelic intervention earlier, thought I was stretching it by asking God yet again. But I had no choice.. Out of the blues, a friend who had been out of town came looking for me frantically. She needed my help with a job, having known that I had some exposure as a Research Assistant. She was desperate, she said, and offered to pay any amount I wanted (within a reasonable margin of course). As I hesitated, she went ahead and named an amount that blew my mind (way beyond what I would have asked for)….enough to pay the graduation fees, with some left over to buy clothes, make hair and other ‘expectations’ for the graduation ceremony.

God promised me that I would never be put to shame and He made good His word. I wasn’t put to shame…just as He had promised 🙂

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Testimony as shared by O.O

Psalm 34::5
They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Psalm 25:3
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without

 

iTestify – Real life, real issues, real testimonies, REAL GOD!

Get ready for a deluge of hope, stirring up faith in God!

©Debywrites 2016